Key Features

  • Essential Surgery incorporates a problem-solving approach wherever possible, emphasising how diagnoses are made and why particular treatments are used.
  • The pathophysiological basis of surgical diseases is discussed in relation to their management, acting as a bridge between basic medical sciences and clinical problems.
  • The uniformity of the writing style and the clarity of elucidation will encourage continued reading, while the emphasis on the principles of surgery will enable a real understanding of the subject matter.
  • The book’s extensive use of original illustrations, boxes and tables emphasises important concepts and will aid revision.
  • The principles of operative surgery and perioperative care are explained together with outlines of common operations, enabling students and trainee surgeons to properly understand procedures and to participate intelligently in the operating department.

Table of Contents

PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL CARE

Mechanisms of surgical disease and surgery in practice

Managing physiological change in the surgical patient

Immunology, inflammation and infection

Shock and resuscitation

Imaging and interventional techniques in surgery

Screening for adult disease

PERIOPERATIVE CARE

Preoperative assessment

Medical problems

Blood transfusion

Diagnosis and management of common postoperative problems

Principles of operative surgery

Complications of surgery

Principles of cancer management

Principles of transplantation surgery

PRINCIPLES OF ACCIDENT SURGERY

Major injuries

Head and maxillofacial injuries

Soft tissue injuries and burns

SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Non-acute abdominal pain and other abdominal symptoms and signs

The acute abdomen and acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage

Gallstone diseases and related disorders

Peptic ulceration and related disorders

Disorders of the oesophagus

Tumours of the stomach and small intestine

Tumours of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system

Pancreatitis

Appendicitis

Colorectal polyps and carcinoma

Chronic inflammatory disorders of the bowel

Disorders of large bowel motility, structure and perfusion.

Anal and perianal disorders

Thoracic surgery

Hernias and other groin problems

Disorders of the male genitalia

Symptoms and signs and investigation of urinary tract disorders

Disorders of the prostate

Tumours of the kidney and urinary tract

Stone disease of the urinary tract

Urinary tract infections

Congenital disorders and diseases secondarily involving

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702052224
Print ISBN:
9780702046742
eBook ISBN:
9780702054839
eBook ISBN:
9780702057090
Print ISBN:
9780702046759

About the authors

Simon Harper

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK

Kourosh Saeb-Parsy

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Lecturer in Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge; Transplant Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge UK